Boston: Skating, Springtime, and One Scrumptious French Toast

Today, in things that happened a year ago that I haven’t blogged about yet, I thought I’d revisit my trip to Boston last spring. I often lament the fact that I’m not better at taking train trips to some of the near-to-me East Coast cities, and Boston is one of the ones I think about most. However, … More Boston: Skating, Springtime, and One Scrumptious French Toast

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, or, That Time I Went to California for the First Time Ever

Despite traveling internationally with relative frequency for the last decade or so, there are certain large gaps in my travel résumé, and the one that tended to surprise people the most – myself included, perhaps – was this: in 29 years of living in the USA, I had never once set foot in sunny California. … More Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, or, That Time I Went to California for the First Time Ever

Philadelphia Freezing: A Chilly Weekend in the City of Brotherly Love

As I mentioned in my first Philly post, it was unbearably cold the weekend I was in town, meaning my list of “must visits” shrank with every degree the temperature dropped. Despite my frequent “stop somewhere warm because I’m freaking freezing breaks,” I still managed to do quite a bit in Philadelphia. Number one on that … More Philadelphia Freezing: A Chilly Weekend in the City of Brotherly Love